Cubs Contractually Obligated to Hype Wrigleyville Rooftops

Phil Rosenthal reported more details of the current 20-year contract between the Cubs and the Wrigleyville rooftops owners on Sunday. According to the report in the Tribune, “the contract calls for the Cubs to help them in a variety of ways” which further pushes the point of the rooftop owners that they are as much a part of the Wrigleyville experience as the ballpark.

The contract states that it is “a requirement that WGN-TV will show and comment upon the Rooftops’ facilities during broadcasts of Cubs games and the Cubs will request other Cubs television broadcasting partners to do the same.” The contract also includes verbiage that the team discuss the rooftops during tours of Wrigley Field and positive stories about the rooftops must be included in the Vine Line.

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